A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load promptly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot 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 except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased probability of 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 Hosting

If you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance all of the time and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all sites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.