A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our website hosting packages, you'll take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of sites no matter how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites 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 possibility of disk failure.