A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every single website that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the good performance of all websites that load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.