A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any application running on it compared with a regular 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 contrast, a hard disk employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, a lot of PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and an HDD for data storage, thus balancing cost and overall performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files that are accessed frequently will be stored on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

The cloud platform where we make cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. Any content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.