A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our web hosting
plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all sorts of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created 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 Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting
solutions, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your website content.