A solid-state drive is really quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives a recommended solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that is accessed frequently on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you acquire any of our cloud web hosting packages, you'll benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for each file which is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can provide excellent performance for all types of websites irrespective of how frequently they're accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces 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'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not affect the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your content.