A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared web hosting account with us, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is another warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.