A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We employ such a configuration to ensure that resource-demanding sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, each and every site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other providers, 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 all the time and irrespective of the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all websites that load straight from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.