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 compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ such a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some users may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content which is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.