A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to offer better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ such a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top performance all the time and whatever the type of your 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 provides the good performance of all Internet sites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.