A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and overall performance. A website hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are accessed on a regular basis will be held on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.