A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data that's accessed frequently on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our top-notch cloud web hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so if you buy any of our cloud hosting plans, you will take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disk drives, so your files, databases and emails will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even greater performance, we use caching SSDs. A group of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is reduced, so we can ensure excellent performance for all types of sites regardless of how frequently they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated 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 register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won'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 primary storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your website content.