A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are much faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

Our innovative cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all sorts of sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.