A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load quickly because we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some users may host websites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content that is accessed more often and clones 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 affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.