A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of such a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other websites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your site content.