A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only 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 increase the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates lots 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 websites hosted with us will improve. The latter subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some users may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content which is accessed more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.