A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use such a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.