A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our modern cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all sorts of websites no matter how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, each website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other companies, 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 performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and provides the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.