A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any conventional hard disk. This is because an HDD uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data which is used repeatedly on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

Our top-notch cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our website hosting plans, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all sites regardless of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the possibility of disk failure.