A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your content.