A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more pricey than the standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which limit its speed and may cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the website content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their 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

We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this kind of a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.