A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve that way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your content.