A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that's accessed often on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
Our modern cloud Internet hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so if you buy any of our hosting packages, you will take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all load from ultra fast SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is decreased, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all Internet sites no matter how many times 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 improves the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and fantastic performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every site that you host on our end will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the high performance all of the time and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all websites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased considering that there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.