A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content that is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this kind of a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.