A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and email messages. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this setup ensures extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one user do not affect the ones of another, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system detects files which are accessed more frequently and copies 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 the drives, guarantee their long life-span, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a quick and reliable web hosting service.