A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all kinds of websites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises 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 employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we employ 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 numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more often and duplicates 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 sites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the probability of disk failures.