A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall 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 Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud hosting solutions, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all Internet sites regardless of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, ensure their long lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable web hosting service.