A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that is used often on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot faster 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 Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a hosting account from our company, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, which is an additional guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform which uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very fast as we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is accessed more regularly and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other websites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.