A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain fairly new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks which limit its speed and can cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all the content that is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all other content will be located on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load without delay. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.