A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, every 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 can take advantage of the good performance all the time and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.