A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your website content.