A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your website content.