A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content which you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve 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 instantly. We take advantage of such a configuration to guarantee that multi-media heavy sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't impact the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.