A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared hosting packages, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all sorts of sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host sites which can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is loaded more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.