A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared web hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of websites no matter how frequently they're accessed and prevent 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 primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not affect the other websites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your website content.