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

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host sites that could be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.