A solid-state drive (SSD) enhances the performance of any app running on it in comparison to a regular hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that an SSD employs a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, meaning the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two types of drives also differ, a large number of PCs and web servers are set up with an SSD for the operating system and various applications, and a hard disk for data storage, thus balancing price and performance. A website hosting provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are used very often will be saved on such a drive for reaching better loading speeds and for limiting the reading/writing processes on the HDDs.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To improve the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.