A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our modern cloud web hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared hosting solutions, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all websites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy Internet sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your content.