A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their 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 apps and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your website content.