A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind 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 intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites will not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.

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 the databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not impact the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.