A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any regular hard disk. This is because an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data which is accessed frequently on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To enhance the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very quickly because we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host Internet sites that are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more often 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 sites will not influence the performance of the other sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.