A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each app running on it as compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, this way balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting service provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are accessed repeatedly will be held on such a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our innovative cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our shared hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from 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's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all websites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.