A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it when compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our cloud web hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how frequently 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 raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.