A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide exceptional performance for all websites no matter how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other websites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your content.