A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular 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 decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use such a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and high-end performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution as they're generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other 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 high performance all the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.