A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD uses spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives are also different, a large number of PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed regularly will be kept on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load very quickly. To ensure even better speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve in this way except for the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.