A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this type of a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.