A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Most companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use such a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your information.