A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account from us, you will definitely 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 don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and email messages. Along with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a super fast and reliable web hosting service.