A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, 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 of the time and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and provides the good performance of all sites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.