A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any standard hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives the best solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data that is accessed often on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your content.