A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of such a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites will not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your website content.