A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our web hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load quickly since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.