A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.