A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a web hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your website content.