A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that's accessed often on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you go for any of our web hosting solutions, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can guarantee exceptional performance for all websites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.