A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our shared web hosting solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all sorts of sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. 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 ensures the fantastic performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.