A solid-state drive is really quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that is used frequently on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. In order to boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this type of a setup to guarantee that resource-demanding Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this 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 lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.