A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to store information. The SSDs are still relatively new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and hosting servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the website content which is accessed more often will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their website hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our innovative cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared hosting packages, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure excellent performance for all sorts of websites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.