A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are much faster, so they are frequently used for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and could cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Most companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all of the site content which is accessed more often will be kept on this kind of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to offer better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this type of a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.