A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you buy any of our cloud hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost 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 extra level of protection for your site content.