A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared website hosting plans, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure perfect performance for all kinds of sites irrespective of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each and every site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and provides the fantastic performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.