A solid-state drive is much faster than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives a recommended solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data which is accessed frequently on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to offer lightning-fast 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 accessible very fast. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this kind of a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.