A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to offer better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.