A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives an ideal 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 regularly on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.