A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it in comparison to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.