A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce 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 exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some users may host websites that can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers 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 sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.