A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules so as to save information. The solid-state drives remain relatively new and more expensive compared to classic hard disk drives (HDD), however they are faster, so they are often used for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and web servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. Numerous companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so all the site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on this kind of drives, while all other content will be located on conventional HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their hosting platform and to decrease the load on the HDDs resulting from intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your info.