A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are 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 move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, this way balancing cost and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load right away. In order to ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve this way except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.