A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load right away. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection 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 Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable web hosting service.