A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, each and every website that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all the time and regardless of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and ensures the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.