A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.