A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host websites that could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is loaded more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.