A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, each Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all the time and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and provides the fantastic performance of all Internet sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.