A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your site content.