A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every app running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used on a regular basis will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use such a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.