A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use such a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution as they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all the time and irrespective of the nature of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the good performance of all Internet sites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.