A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media heavy sites do not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

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