A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Numerous companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content which is accessed more frequently will be located on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. 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 primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.