A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Most companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be stored on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our modern cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of websites no matter how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.