A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that 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. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that 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 purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer do 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 clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable website hosting service.