A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe 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 of the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your site content.