A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind 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
We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use such a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and ensures the optimal performance of all Internet sites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.