A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a web hosting account with our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot 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 Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't influence the other sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your site content.