A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and 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 Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the 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. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain one of our semi-dedicated hosting packages, your websites will be stored on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and e-mails. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system that we use, this configuration guarantees very fast loading speed for each web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the Internet sites of one customer do not affect the ones of another one, we also use numerous SSDs as cache - our system discovers files which are accessed more frequently and copies them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is updated dynamically and therefore we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their extended lifespan, minimize the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable web hosting service.