A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ this type of a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.