A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance all the time and regardless of the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and provides the fantastic performance of all websites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.