A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to save information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are faster, so they are ordinarily used for Operating Systems and applications on both home PCs and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be kept on standard HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All the content which 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 improved performance. What we achieve by doing this aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.