A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it when compared with an ordinary hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. A hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed repeatedly will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared web hosting solutions, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure perfect performance for all sites regardless of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.