A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it as compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. An Internet hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, so files which are used very often will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load immediately. To offer even higher speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better efficiency. What we achieve this way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.