A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud website hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our shared website hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of websites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, every Internet 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 can take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and provides the good performance of all websites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.