A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content which you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this kind of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast since we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.