A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way aside from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they're generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all websites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.