A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared website hosting account from our company, you'll notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy Internet sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not influence the other sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your site content.