A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this sort of drives the best solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that is used regularly on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.