A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content that is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use this type of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your data.