A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very fast because we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.