A solid-state drive is really quicker than any standard hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data that's accessed regularly on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to boost the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to make sure that multi-media loaded Internet sites will never influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very fast because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host websites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all the content which is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee 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 lowers the probability of disk failures.