A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and each 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 kinds of drives also differ, lots of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed on a regular basis will be held 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 Website Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our cloud website hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all kinds of Internet sites regardless of how many times they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.