A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of computer systems and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used frequently will be saved on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you purchase any of our shared website hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide exceptional performance for all Internet sites regardless of how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.