A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared hosting
packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of websites no matter how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and fantastic performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server
accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times and whatever the type of your 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 ensures the excellent performance of all websites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.