A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall 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 Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load instantly. To offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your content.