A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any normal hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data that is accessed repeatedly on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud website hosting packages, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, 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 any file which is accessed often 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 primary drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all sorts of websites regardless of how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance 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 that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some users may host Internet sites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content which is accessed more frequently and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the probability of disk failures.