A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to store data. The solid-state drives are still fairly new and more expensive compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), however they're faster, so they are quite often employed for Operating Systems and applications on both home computer systems and web hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies work with SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be held on ordinary HDDs. The reason to use such a configuration is to balance the price and overall performance of their web hosting platform and to reduce the load on the HDDs caused by intense reading and writing processes.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared web hosting packages, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all Internet sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.