A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it when compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, a lot of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for data storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A website hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed repeatedly will be located on this type of a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you get any of our hosting packages, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. Multiple drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can provide excellent performance for all sorts of sites no matter how frequently 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 raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.