A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our cloud web hosting packages, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.