A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they're made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the fantastic performance of all websites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.