A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be stored 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 countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our shared web hosting solutions, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all sorts of Internet sites regardless of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many 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
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load extremely fast as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites that could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds any content which is loaded more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.