A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used frequently will be located on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our web hosting plans, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all types of sites no matter how frequently 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 increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.