A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.