A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared web hosting account from our company, you'll notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.