A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of every app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses a number of interconnected flash memory modules, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk features spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, so the speed of an HDD is fixed. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and random applications, and a hard disk for data storage, this way balancing price and efficiency. An Internet hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used repeatedly will be stored on such a drive for achieving better loading speeds and for limiting 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 solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mail messages through webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to ensure even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve this way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.