A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use such a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will 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 register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.