A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are quite often used for Operating Systems and applications on both personal computers and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and can even cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. Lots of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any content which is accessed more frequently will be located 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 cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

Our innovative cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared web hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure perfect performance for all websites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.