A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our cloud hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all kinds of Internet sites regardless of how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.