A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional 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 countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates lots 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 in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy websites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your site content.