A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other websites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.