A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it when compared to a common 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, an HDD features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the prices of the two types of drives also differ, a lot of computer systems 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 cost and performance. A hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed frequently will be saved on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new e-mail messages using webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is reduced overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.