A solid-state drive is really faster than any normal hard disk. It is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that is used frequently on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this type of a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't impact the other sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower 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.