A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize 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 exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. To ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function 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 main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve that way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven apps 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 number of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower 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.