A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared web hosting account from us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot 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 Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.