A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared website hosting solutions, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises 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 outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they're made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the good performance of all websites which load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.