A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages using webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved performance. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.