A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any normal hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data which is used repeatedly on web servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load instantly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All the content that generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.