A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ such a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that 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 reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly because we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.