A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that is used frequently on web servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our shared hosting packages, you'll take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from quick SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more regularly and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to ensure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all types of Internet sites no matter how many times they are accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very fast since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some users may host sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content which is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.