A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our web hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide exceptional performance for all websites no matter how often they are accessed and prevent 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
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load very quickly as we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some people may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is accessed more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.