A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data which is accessed frequently on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content you upload to your web hosting account will be reachable very fast. To improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this kind of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites do not 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 that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.