A solid-state drive is much faster than any regular hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data which is accessed repeatedly on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible very fast. To enhance the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of such a setup to ensure that traffic-intensive sites do not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very quickly as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some customers may host sites that could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is accessed more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites 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.