A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your website content.