A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user won't affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and clones 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 the drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.