A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main 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

If you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they are generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, every single Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance at all times and regardless of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and ensures the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.