A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud web hosting packages, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which are more popular than others, we also use a number of 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 setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.