A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared website hosting plans, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all kinds of sites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only 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 duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your content.