A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our innovative cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide exceptional performance for all sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of 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 provide are made on a cloud platform which employs only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host websites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds any content that is accessed more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.