A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. A lot of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our web hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all sorts of sites regardless of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.