A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our shared web hosting plans, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all sorts of websites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't influence the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your website content.