A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives the best solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data which is used often on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting

We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your information.