A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account from our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they're made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the good performance all the time and irrespective of the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and provides the excellent performance of all websites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.