A solid-state drive is much quicker than any standard hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes these drives the right solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data which is used frequently on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers as to offer better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ such a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your data.