A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held 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 reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load right away. So as to ensure even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that 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 security for any data that you upload to your account.

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 only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your content.