A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot 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 performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content which is accessed more frequently and clones it on these drives in order 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 sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.