A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We employ such a setup to guarantee that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and high-end performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they're made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each and every website 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 can take advantage of the good performance all the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all websites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.