A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their web 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 top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our cloud hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all types of websites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.