A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their 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 solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy Internet sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your website content.