A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared website hosting solutions, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated 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 Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.