A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user don't affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and for that reason we can balance the load on all of the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable web hosting service.