A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any standard hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this sort of drives a preferred solution every time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data which is used frequently on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you acquire any of our web hosting packages, you can benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can provide exceptional performance for all kinds of websites regardless of how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they're created on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for all aspects of the service - e-mails, databases and files. This way, each website that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top-notch performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both lowers the load and provides the optimal performance of all websites that load from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.