A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive works by using multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is limited. As the prices of the two types of drives are also different, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard-disk drive for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A web hosting provider could also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, which means that files that are used frequently will be saved on this type of a drive for reaching improved loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this kind of a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.