A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all sites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.