A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load very quickly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.