A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. To offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function 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 improved performance. What we achieve this way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.