A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.