A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load very quickly. To offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your website content.