A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A large number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more often will be located on such drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.