A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared website hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, email addresses 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 configuration will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very fast because we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is accessed more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.