A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any conventional hard disk. It is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data which is accessed frequently on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads much quicker 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
If you host your sites in a web hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a really suitable solution as they're generated on a cloud platform that employs SSDs for every part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the optimal performance of all websites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.