A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of such a setup to make sure that resource-demanding sites will never influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content that is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.