A solid-state drive is much faster than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution any time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a PC and for saving data that's used regularly on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, all of the content you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. To improve the overall performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded Internet sites don't influence 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. In addition, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy websites that generate a lot of reading and writing processes will not impact the other Internet sites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of stability for your content.