A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease 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 solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.