A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared hosting packages, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more frequently 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 guarantee perfect performance for all sorts of sites regardless of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.