A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data which is accessed frequently on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to guarantee that resource-demanding sites don't affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.