A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps 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 e-mails with webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that 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 much better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not affect the other sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your website content.