A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.