A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very quickly since we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is accessed 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 make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.