A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any normal hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data which is used regularly on servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and stability of your information.