A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and performance. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used regularly will be saved on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use only SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.