A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load right away. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's 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 save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your content.