A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store information. The solid-state drives remain fairly new and more expensive when compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), yet they are considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both PCs and servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any content that is accessed more frequently will be stored on such drives, while all other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their website hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared website hosting plans, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all types of websites irrespective of how often they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.