A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic 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 web hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.