A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting 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. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall 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 Shared Hosting

Our modern cloud web hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all sorts of sites regardless of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will keep 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 very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy Internet sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.