A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting 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. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're made on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host here will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance all of the time and irrespective of 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 minimizes the load and ensures the excellent performance of all sites that load directly 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.