A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not 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 all content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall 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 Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load quickly. To offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later 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 in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.