A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary 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 caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load without delay. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that 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 much better efficiency. What we achieve this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution since they are generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other 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 high performance at all times and regardless of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the good performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.