A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more frequently will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you get any of our web hosting
packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all types of sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server
solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your site content.