A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a lot of personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, in this way balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be saved on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

The cloud platform where we create hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mail messages with webmail, the content will load promptly. To ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this in addition to the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.