A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're considerably faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we make hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.