A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost 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 Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our cloud hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide perfect performance for all types of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host websites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.