A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this type of a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't impact the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your website content.