A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple 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 make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all kinds of sites no matter how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly as we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some people may host Internet sites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.