A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load immediately. To offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly because we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some users may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee 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 raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.