A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.