A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that is used frequently on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your cloud website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ this type of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly because we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some users may host websites which are more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.