A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. To ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration ensures lightning-fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the Internet sites of one user will not affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their long life-span, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.