A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that's accessed regularly on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

We use only SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use such a configuration to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your info.