A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content which you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this type of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load extremely fast as we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is accessed 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 affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.