A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - email addresses, 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 can take advantage of the top-notch performance all the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and ensures the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.