A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy Internet sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not impact the other websites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your website content.