A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed regularly will be held on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all kinds of sites no matter how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.