A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all sorts of websites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your site content.