A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this kind of a configuration to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single site that you host here will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the good performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.