A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The 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 resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ such a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your data.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.