A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all Internet sites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created 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 Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load amazingly quickly because we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host websites which can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content that is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the potential for disk failures.