A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our innovative cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our hosting
solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk 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 shall be a very suitable solution as they are generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to 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 good performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all websites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.