A solid-state drive is really faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution if speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that's accessed repeatedly on servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ this type of a configuration to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites don't affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly because we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration 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 which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.