A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize 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 exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All 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 much better performance. What we achieve by doing this except for the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your website content.