A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get one of our semi-dedicated server plans, your sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storing of files, databases and emails. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees extremely fast loading speed for every web app hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer don't affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and copies them, so they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all drives, guarantee their long lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, provide a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.