A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load quickly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load extremely fast because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some users may host websites that are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is accessed more often 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 other sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.