A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content which is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price 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 Shared Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary 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
In case you register 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 email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a couple of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other websites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.