A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each app running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting service provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used very often will be held on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide fantastic performance for all sorts of Internet sites no matter how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.