A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each and every site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and provides the good performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.