A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our top-notch cloud hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all types of websites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites 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 risk of disk failure.