A solid-state drive is much faster than any standard hard disk. The reason is that an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data which is accessed frequently on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so in case you get any of our hosting
packages, you'll benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for each file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can guarantee fantastic performance for all types of websites no matter how often they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server
solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other sites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your content.