A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs many different interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. As the prices of the two types of drives also differ, lots of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for file storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting service provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files which are used frequently will be held on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. To enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media heavy sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.