A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it in comparison to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our innovative cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our web hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all kinds of Internet sites no matter how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.