A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't 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 site content which is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your website content.