A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower 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.