A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you will notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.