A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it in comparison with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so 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 equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our cloud hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of Internet sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.