A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of each application running on it when compared with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk contains spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, lots of computer systems and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be saved on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this kind of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.