A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of websites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

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 only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your website content.