A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are often employed 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 restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type 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 cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared hosting packages, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all types of websites no matter how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes won't influence the other sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.