A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not impact the other sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your content.