A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all websites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is accessed more regularly and clones 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 affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.