A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of such a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability 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 only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.