A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind 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 Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service 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 type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all sites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.