A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use such a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and provides the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.