A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you go for any of our website hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is loaded more frequently and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.