A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our hosting solutions, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all sorts of sites regardless of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is accessed more frequently and copies 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 affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.