A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution because they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, 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 all of the time and whatever the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all Internet sites which load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.