A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be stored on such 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 hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you need speed and top-notch performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each and every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.