A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup guarantees lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the websites of one user won't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system finds files which are accessed more frequently and duplicates them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and as a result we can balance the load on all the drives, guarantee their long lifespan, lower the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a quick and reliable Internet hosting service.