A solid-state drive is much faster than any regular hard disk. It is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this sort of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that is used repeatedly on web servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and due to this fact, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from our company, you will notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Along with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a few heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your website content.