A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this kind of a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers all of the content which is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.