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 pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type 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 Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function 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 main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way except for the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast since we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content which is loaded more regularly and clones 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 websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.