A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load very quickly. To offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not impact the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your content.