A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that is used often on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less often to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting

The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will load extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load quickly. So as to ensure even greater speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the improved speed is decreased overall load, thus reduced possibility of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.