A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't influence the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.