A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of every app running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using a variety of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives are also different, numerous personal computers and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and overall performance. An Internet hosting service provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are used very often will be held on such a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform employs exclusively SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our shared web hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure exceptional performance for all sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.