A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed regularly will be located on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to offer lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of such a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.