A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a web hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host websites which could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all the content which is loaded more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.