A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be held on standard HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media heavy sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, 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 data.