A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but 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 doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load promptly. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they're made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service 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-notch performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the fantastic performance of all Internet sites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.