A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our shared web hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple 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 traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of sites no matter how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your site content.