A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this sort of drives the best solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that's accessed frequently on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work exclusively as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this type of a setup to make sure that traffic-intensive sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites that can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more frequently and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.