A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all sites no matter how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your website content.