A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, many computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. A website hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be held on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content which you upload to your web hosting account will be accessible very fast. To enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this kind of a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded sites will not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your data.