A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your site content.