A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of every application running on it as compared to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD uses multiple interconnected flash memory modules, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive features spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the prices of the two types of drives are different as well, numerous desktops and web servers are provided with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider could also use an SSD for caching purposes, thus files that are used very often will be kept on this type of a drive for reaching higher loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard-disk drives.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our cloud hosting
packages, you'll take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide perfect performance for all kinds of sites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.