A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The SSDs are still fairly new and more pricey when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web servers. An SSD is recommended as it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it could happen with an HDD. A lot of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on this type of drives, while all the other content will be stored on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch 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. This way, any content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We employ such a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.