A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared web hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very quickly as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some users may host sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is loaded more often and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.