A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your website content.