A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared hosting solutions, you'll take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all types of sites no matter how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites 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 risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't influence the other sites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of security for your site content.