A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which 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 acquire one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. Together with the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for any web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that 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 long lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable website hosting service.