A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD uses 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 a recommended solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that is used frequently on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot 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 Hosting
We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to ensure improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work solely as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use this type of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more warranty for the security and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is accessed more frequently and duplicates 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 very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.