A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it as compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD works by using a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk features spinning disks and each reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the cost of the two types of drives are also different, lots of computer systems and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and efficiency. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files that are used regularly will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ such a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.