A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any regular hard disk. This is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data that's accessed frequently on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and as a result, 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 Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure better loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content which you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very quickly. To boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this kind of a configuration to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load amazingly quickly as we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some users may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more regularly and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.