A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared web hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of sites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, every single site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the optimal performance of all sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.