A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load without delay. To offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for 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'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes won't impact the other websites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your website content.