A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

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

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other websites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.