A solid-state drive (SSD) improves the performance of any app running on it in comparison to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive employs multiple interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, a hard-disk drive functions with spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to move, meaning the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, many PCs and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for file storage, this way balancing cost and performance. An Internet hosting provider may also use an SSD for caching purposes, which means that files which are accessed on a regular basis will be located on this type of a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of such a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.