A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet 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 modern cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared website hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all sorts of websites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your content.