A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is limited. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a large number of desktops and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, thus balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used repeatedly will be stored on such a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you load a page or check for new emails through webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. Any content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way aside from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.