A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide perfect performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy websites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't affect the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your website content.