A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any normal hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data that's accessed repeatedly on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We employ this type of a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you need speed and excellent performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution because they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance at all times 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 to them, which both decreases the load and ensures the good performance of all sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased as there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.