A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all sites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.