A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of each application running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive functions with multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard disk features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Since the prices of the two kinds of drives are different as well, lots of personal computers and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files which are accessed regularly will be held on this type of a drive for achieving improved 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 create cloud hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load without delay. To offer even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.