A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates a lot 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 better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and outstanding performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.