A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared hosting packages, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all websites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the sites of one customer won't affect the ones of another, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system discovers files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, ensure their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide you with a fast and reliable web hosting service.