A solid-state drive is much faster than any normal hard disk. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data that's used frequently on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have 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 solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load promptly. To offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is afterwards read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way in addition to the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced chance of hardware failures, and extended lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of security for any data that you upload to your account.