A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which 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 websites will not influence the performance of the other websites which 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.