A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it in comparison with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used repeatedly will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.