A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive contains spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, a large number of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are used repeatedly will be held on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of such a configuration to ensure that multi-media loaded sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.