A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud web hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure perfect performance for all types of Internet sites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. This way, every website 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'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and irrespective of the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all Internet sites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.