A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees very fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.