A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud web hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all 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 types of Internet sites regardless of how often they're 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 risk of disk failure.