A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data which is accessed repeatedly on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this type of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.