A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your site content.