A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly because we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some users may host Internet sites that can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.