A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load promptly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way apart from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.