A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use such a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes won't impact the other Internet sites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your content.