A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much 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 computer system and for storing data which is accessed frequently on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all the content which you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We take advantage of such a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.