A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer will not 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 that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a quick and reliable website hosting service.