A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a web hosting account with us, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites that could be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content which is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.