A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are frequently employed 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 could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content which is loaded more often and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.