A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every application running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses many different interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, lots of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed repeatedly will be saved on such a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our cloud hosting packages, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide perfect performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.