A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our top-notch cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all 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 sorts of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very fast as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content that is loaded more regularly and duplicates 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 Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.