A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. As the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, lots of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are used regularly will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching 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 exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, emails and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages using webmail, the content will load right away. To offer even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.