A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store info. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more pricey compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be stored on such drives, while all the other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.