A solid-state drive is really faster than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data that is used frequently on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Hosting

Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure perfect performance for all Internet sites regardless of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.