A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with 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 held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. To ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve that way except for the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your content.