A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and performance. A website hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used regularly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our shared hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.