A solid-state drive is really quicker than any conventional hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives the best solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that is used often on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud website hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web applications and static Internet sites will open very quickly. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails with webmail, the content will load right away. To offer even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. Any content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way in addition to the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that is one more level of security 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 solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy sites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't impact the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your site content.