A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the 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. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and excellent performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every site that you host here will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all websites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.