A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared web hosting
solutions, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all sorts of websites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server
accounts will be a very suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every site that you host here will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top-notch performance all the time and whatever the nature of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the optimal performance of all websites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.