A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more often will be located on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our innovative cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.