A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to ensure that multi-media loaded sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load amazingly quickly as we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host Internet sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content which is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the 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 chance of disk failures.