A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall 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 Cloud Website Hosting

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

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that 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 ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.