A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense 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 sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple 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 primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you sign up 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 of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other websites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your site content.