A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any standard hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that is used repeatedly on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and due to this fact, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our cloud hosting plans, you can take full advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from fast SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can ensure excellent performance for all kinds of sites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites 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 possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load quickly since we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host websites that are more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers any content that is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives so as 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 sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.