A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type 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 countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of such a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very quickly since we use SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which can be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.