A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your website content.