A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more regularly 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 primary drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of websites no matter how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each Internet site that you host here will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.