A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you buy any of our web hosting solutions, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk 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 which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some people may host sites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.