A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared to an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, a large number of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing price and overall performance. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed repeatedly will be saved on this type of a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ such a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.