A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our hosting plans, you can take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open 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 is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure perfect performance for all sites irrespective of how many times they're 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 primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution since they're made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Just like 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 of the time and irrespective of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and ensures the good performance of all Internet sites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.