A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our modern cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our web hosting plans, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all Internet sites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every single Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and regardless of the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and provides the fantastic performance of all sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.