A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer will not 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 updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.