A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees fast loading speed for each web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable website hosting service.