A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this type of a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every single Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all sites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.