A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your website content.