A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our modern cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all types of websites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance all of the time and regardless of the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the excellent performance of all sites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.