A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host sites which are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is accessed more regularly 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 influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.