A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web 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 employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load right away. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy websites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your content.