A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently 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 cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load promptly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this configuration provides extremely fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To guarantee that the websites of one customer won't affect the ones of another one, we also use a number of SSDs as cache - our system detects 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 therefore we can balance the load on all the drives, warrant their extended lifespan, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.