A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media heavy Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some people may host websites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content which is loaded more regularly and clones 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 sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.