A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Lots of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be accessible very fast. To improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this type of a setup to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your data.