A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall 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 Cloud Web Hosting

Our modern cloud web hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you can take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure excellent performance for all Internet sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your Internet 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 very fast loading speed for any web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer will not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and consequently we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable website hosting service.