A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud web hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide excellent performance for all types of sites no matter how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.