A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save info. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our modern cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our cloud hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all kinds of websites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.