A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work 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. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other websites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.