A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't affect the other sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your site content.