A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve that way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want speed and fantastic performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every 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 can take advantage of the high performance all the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and provides the optimal performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.