A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives are still relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.