A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load immediately. To offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy websites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not impact the other sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your content.