A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you buy any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide fantastic performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly because we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host Internet sites which can be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence 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 decreases the probability of disk failures.