A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that's used often on web servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs to cache the more often used data and consequently, 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 Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the amazing ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is another warranty for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very fast since we employ SSDs for each part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some people may host Internet sites that can be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is accessed more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.