A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any standard hard disk. It is because an HDD employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data which is accessed often on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting

Our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all load from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide fantastic performance for all sorts of sites regardless of how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.