A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be held on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.