A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that is used repeatedly on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because 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 advanced cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all the content that you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ such a setup to make sure that resource-demanding Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your information.