A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all website content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this type of drives, while all the other content will be located on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from 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 so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this kind of a setup to make sure that resource-demanding sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.