A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and overall 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 Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this type of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.