A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty 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 that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.