A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes won't influence the other websites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise 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 site content.