A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and 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 Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load right away. To ensure even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All 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 improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection 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 sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.