A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure perfect performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your website content.