A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are considerably faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load promptly. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.