A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey when compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this type of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared website hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of sites regardless of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.