A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your data.