A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We employ this type of a configuration to make sure that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your data.