A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all 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 hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ such a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and clones them, so 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, guarantee their long life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.