A solid-state drive is much quicker than any regular hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this sort of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data that's used frequently on hosting servers. A large number of service 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 as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared website hosting account from us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy Internet sites which generate a lot of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your content.