SSD with Data Caching
What is a solid-state drive (SSD)? What is SSD caching and how does it work? Check out the key advantages of hosting your Internet sites on an SSD-powered server.
A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense 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 only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.