A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives also differ, lots of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used regularly will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all kinds of sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some 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 decreases the chance of disk failure.