A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data which is used repeatedly on servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our modern cloud website hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud website hosting plans, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mail messages will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of sites regardless of 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 raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the possibility 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 which uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very fast because we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.