A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it in comparison to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, many desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used regularly will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our cloud hosting packages, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide excellent performance for all kinds of websites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid 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 main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.