A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease 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 apps and static sites will load 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 right away. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep 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 amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't impact the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your website content.