A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration 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 Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load without delay. To offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your content.