A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any 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. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main 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 provide are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast as we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content which is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.