A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data which is used regularly on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our website hosting plans, you will take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all kinds of websites irrespective of how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that several heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your content.