A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of each app running on it compared to a classic hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there are no physical parts to move. In comparison, an HDD works by using spinning disks and any reading or writing process causes the disks to rotate, which means that the speed of an HDD is restricted. Because the cost of the two kinds of drives also differ, numerous PCs and web servers are provided with an SSD for the OS and random applications, and a hard disk for file storage, thus balancing price and effectiveness. A web hosting provider can also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, thus files which are used on a regular basis will be held on this type of a drive for accomplishing better loading speeds and for reducing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
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accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will load very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new email messages with webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All of the content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve by doing this aside from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any information that you upload to your account.