SSD with Data Caching
What exactly is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Discover the key advantages of hosting your web sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution because they're generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, each Internet site that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the high performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and provides the good performance of all Internet sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.