A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any 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 performance. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some people may host sites which could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content which is loaded more often and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.