A solid-state drive is really faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data which is used regularly on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you buy any of our cloud web hosting packages, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all kinds of sites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host websites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content which is loaded more regularly and clones 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 websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.