A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless 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 our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use such a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is accessed more frequently 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 Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.