A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable very fast. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is loaded more often and copies 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 sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.