A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data which is accessed often on servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads quicker 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 only SSDs on our top-notch cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security and integrity of your data.