A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

Our modern cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not impact the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your site content.