A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any app running on it as compared with a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, an HDD employs spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, this way balancing cost and effectiveness. A hosting service provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used repeatedly will be located on such a drive for accomplishing improved loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very fast. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.