A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more frequently will be held on such drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to offer better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites 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 lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.