A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content you upload to your hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to improve 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 stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ this type of a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and top-notch performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution because they're made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and provides the fantastic performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased considering that there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.