A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load promptly. To offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.