A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any regular hard disk. This is because an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the best solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data that is accessed often on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load immediately. So as to offer even greater speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.