A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all kinds of websites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your site content.