A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load right away. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content that 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 performance. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.