A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it when compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed on a regular basis will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our cloud hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all kinds of Internet sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.