A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you'll notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, 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 possibility of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your website content.