A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and 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 Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ this kind of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly because we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host websites that could be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content that is accessed more regularly and copies 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 sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.