A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD features spinning disks and every 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 types of drives are different as well, many personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used very often will be located on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our modern cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our website hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of sites regardless of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.