A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to store data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more expensive when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work 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 much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.