A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

If you host your sites in a web hosting account with our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy Internet sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't affect the other websites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your website content.