A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ this type of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more warranty 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 which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host websites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more frequently 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 websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.