A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to ensure that resource-demanding sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your content.