A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a setup 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 Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly because we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some users may host sites which could be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.