A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites don't influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your information.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites that could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is loaded more regularly and copies 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 websites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.