A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of websites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user will not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates 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 the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a fast and reliable web hosting service.