A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses 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 lightning-fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and copies 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 the drives, ensure their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable website hosting service.