A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any conventional hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that's used repeatedly on hosting servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer better loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to improve the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We take advantage of this type of a setup to ensure that resource-demanding Internet sites do not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your data.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes can't impact the other sites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your site content.