A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load right away. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content that generates a lot 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 better efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.