A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules in order to store info. The SSDs are still relatively new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're considerably faster, so they are often employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home computer systems and servers. An SSD is preferred as it doesn't have spinning disks that limit its speed and may even cause overheating like it could happen with an HDD. A number of companies employ SSDs for caching purposes, so any website content which is accessed more often will be located on this type of drives, while all the other content will be kept on ordinary HDDs. The main reason to use this type of a setup is to balance the cost and performance of their Internet hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs resulting from countless reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.