A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer 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

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, every site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like 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 top-notch performance at all times and whatever the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and ensures the optimal performance of all sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.