A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use this kind of a setup to guarantee that multi-media heavy sites don't influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take 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 guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.