A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content you upload to your hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed 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 sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.