A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load without delay. To offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, each and every Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top performance at all times and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the good performance of all websites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.