A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our web hosting plans, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure perfect performance for all types of websites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some people may host websites which are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is accessed more often 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 Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.