A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

If you host your sites in a hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that 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 amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance at all times and whatever the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.