A solid-state drive is really quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that's accessed repeatedly on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, 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 faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is one more warranty for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects any content that is accessed more often and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.