A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a large number of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud web hosting plans, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of sites irrespective of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.