A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites will not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.

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 only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other Internet sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your site content.