A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our website hosting solutions, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all sorts of sites no matter how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your content.