A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such 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 price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all types of sites no matter how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your site content.