A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load quickly since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host websites which can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content which is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.