A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup 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

We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every Internet site that you host with us 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 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 of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.