A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard 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 decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load right away. To ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content which generates a lot 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 improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main 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
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your website content.