A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud hosting
solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all websites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many 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 Servers
Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server
accounts will be a very suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to 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 good performance all of the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and ensures the excellent performance of all websites that load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.