A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our cloud website hosting packages, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all sorts of Internet sites regardless of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary 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 generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host websites which can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all 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 ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.