A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ such a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that 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 lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is accessed more frequently and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.