A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store data. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the 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 efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.