A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some people may host Internet sites that could be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.