A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data which is used repeatedly on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared hosting solutions, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can ensure perfect performance for all sites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.