A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every application running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed on a regular basis will be held on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how often they're 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 primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.