A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.