A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud web hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all types of sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases 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 will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your site content.