A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. An Internet hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to provide outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We employ such a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.