A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to provide better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.