A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared hosting account with us, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user won't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all of the drives, guarantee their extended lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.