A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure perfect performance for all websites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.