A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.