A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this sort of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that is accessed regularly on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order 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 Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content that you upload to your web hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use such a configuration to make sure that resource-demanding sites don't influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites 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 reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your site content.