A solid-state drive is really quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives a recommended solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data which is used repeatedly on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of 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 because their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we make cloud web hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you load a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use numerous dedicated SSDs which work only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve that way apart from the better speed is reduced overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the main drives, which is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.