A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load without delay. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some users may host sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is accessed more frequently and duplicates 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 affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.