A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any conventional hard disk. It is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data which is used frequently on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a hosting account from our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want speed and high-end performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for every part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times and whatever the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both lowers the load and ensures the excellent performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.