A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other websites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.