A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any normal hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data which is used frequently on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.