A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load right away. To ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way except for the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data 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 only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load quickly since we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.