A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our shared web hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all Internet sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main 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 generated on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load quickly because we use SSDs for all aspects 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 which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.