A solid-state drive is really quicker than any standard hard disk. It is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that's used repeatedly on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster 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 Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you get any of our shared hosting solutions, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can provide fantastic performance for all sites no matter how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.