A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it when compared with a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with a variety of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider can also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are accessed frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media heavy Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.