A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some users may host Internet sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is accessed more frequently and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.