A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any standard hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives the best solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data that is used repeatedly on web servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the integrity of all content which 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 really suitable solution since they are made on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, every single Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the top performance all the time and whatever the nature of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased because there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.