A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any application running on it in comparison with a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD functions with multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard disk functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to spin, so the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, lots of desktops and web servers are set up with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, in this way balancing cost and efficiency. A website hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files which are used regularly will be stored on this type of a drive for achieving higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard drives.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

Our innovative cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you buy any of our shared hosting plans, you can take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide exceptional performance for all websites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.