A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet 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 email messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.