A solid-state drive is really faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that is used often on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our top-notch cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our cloud hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed more often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can ensure fantastic performance for all types of websites irrespective of how many times they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't influence the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your content.