A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use such a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host websites that are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content which is accessed more regularly and clones 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 Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.