A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We employ such a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very fast because we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites that could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives so as 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 that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.