A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit 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 this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and high-end performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution because they're made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, each and every website that you host here will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and irrespective of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and provides the good performance of all websites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.