A solid-state drive is incredibly faster than any regular hard disk. The reason is that 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 become, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives the right solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that's used regularly on web servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static websites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so no matter if you open a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load very quickly. In order to offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that function only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve that way aside from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus reduced probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other websites that share the same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your content.