A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules to store data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they're faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both PCs and web hosting servers. An SSD is preferred because it doesn't have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content that is accessed more frequently will be held on this kind of drives, while all other content will be stored on regular HDDs. The main reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and overall performance of their Internet hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide excellent performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.