A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ such a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, 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.