A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data which is accessed repeatedly on hosting servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use such a setup to guarantee that multi-media heavy sites will not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for all aspects of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is accessed more often and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.