A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with us, you'll definitely 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. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet 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 of the time and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and provides the good performance of all sites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.