A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ such a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host websites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.