A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use such a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some users may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is loaded 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 make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.