A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data that is used regularly on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your web hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and top-notch performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they are generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, every single site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the top-notch performance at all times and irrespective of the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and provides the optimal performance of all Internet sites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.