A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety 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 don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly as we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.