A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure perfect performance for all Internet sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.