A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure 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 detects files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable web hosting service.