A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each Internet site that you host here 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 good performance all the time and irrespective of the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both minimizes the load and provides the excellent performance of all websites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there'll be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.