A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any normal 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 hotter they get, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that is used repeatedly on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to make sure that traffic-intensive sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.