A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.