A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security 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 sites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures very fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system finds files that are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all drives, ensure their long lifespan, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.