A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that is accessed repeatedly on servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable very fast. To enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ such a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.