A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.