A solid-state drive is much faster than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info 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 parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data that's used frequently on web servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to offer outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it automatically. We use this kind of a setup to guarantee that multi-media heavy Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your site content.