A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our website hosting solutions, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of sites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some people may host websites which are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is accessed more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.