A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall 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 Web Hosting
Our modern cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our web hosting solutions, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all the 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 Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.