A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.