A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load instantly. To offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this apart from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very fast as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more often and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.