A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. In addition to the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. This in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other websites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your website content.