A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for 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

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.