A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all load from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure perfect performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your content.