A solid-state drive is really faster than any conventional hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data which is accessed repeatedly on web servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create shared website hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new messages with webmail, the content will load right away. To ensure even better speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for improved efficiency. What we achieve in this way except for the better speed is decreased overall load, thus decreased chance of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and fantastic performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a very suitable solution because they're made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each site that you host here will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the good performance all of the time and whatever the nature of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the good performance of all sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.