A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this kind of a configuration to make sure that traffic-intensive sites will never affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.