A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared web hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance all the time and irrespective of 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 reduces the load and ensures the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.