A solid-state drive is much faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data that is accessed regularly on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and due to this fact, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to offer improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To boost the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function only as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more guarantee for the security 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 will hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make certain that a number of heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of protection for your website content.