A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.