A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
The cloud platform where we make shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load quickly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution since they're generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, each site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and ensures the good performance of all websites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.