A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any standard hard disk. It is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data that is used repeatedly on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you'll notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
Provided you want speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they are generated on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. That way, every Internet site that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all the time and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the optimal performance of all websites which load from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased as there will be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.