A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use such a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet 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 lowers the potential for disk failures.