A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.