A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very fast because we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host sites that are more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content which is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.