A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data that's accessed repeatedly on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content you upload to your shared hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that work only as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is accessed more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.