A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of 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 numerous 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 applications and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this except for the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up 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 email messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not impact the other websites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.