A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all sorts of websites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.