A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data that is used regularly on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the possibility of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your site content.