A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save information. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more often will be held on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static websites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails with webmail, the content will load quickly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.