A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity 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 store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy Internet sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your site content.