A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all content which is accessed more often will be held on such drives, while all other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the 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 frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.