A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance all of the time and whatever the type 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 good performance of all websites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.