A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely 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 number of heavy Internet sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.