A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that 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 that way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged 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 Servers

If you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all of the time and regardless of the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and provides the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.