A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some customers may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.