A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared web hosting plans, 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 ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide fantastic performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and high-end performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance all the time and whatever the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.