A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD employs 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 an ideal solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data that's used frequently on hosting servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform uses solely SSD drives, so if you buy any of our web hosting solutions, you will take advantage of 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 greater performance, we use caching SSDs. Multiple drives are used by our system for every file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is lowered, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of sites no matter how many times they're accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of stability for your site content.