A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they're much faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on standard HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.