A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some users may host Internet sites that can be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.