A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be located on regular HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content which you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.