A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of such a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mail messages. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system identifies files that are accessed more frequently and copies 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 drives, ensure their long life-span, reduce the risk of disk failures and, of course, offer you a fast and reliable Internet hosting service.