A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase one of our semi-dedicated server packages, your Internet sites will be stored on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives for the storage of files, databases and emails. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system that we use, this setup provides lightning-fast loading speed for every web application hosted on our end. To ensure that the sites of one user don't affect the ones of another one, we also use multiple SSDs as cache - our system identifies files which are accessed more frequently and clones them, so that they start loading from the caching drives. The content on the latter is refreshed dynamically and because of this we can balance the load on all drives, warrant their long life-span, decrease the risk of disk failures and, of course, supply a super fast and reliable Internet hosting service.