A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all types of sites regardless of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your website content.