A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of protection for your content.