A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you buy any of our cloud website hosting solutions, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide perfect performance for all websites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly as we use SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some users may host Internet sites which can be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system finds any content that is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence 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 probability of disk failures.