A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used on a regular basis will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load quickly. In order to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. Any content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.