A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, each and every Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet 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 websites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.