A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media heavy sites will never influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.