A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any conventional hard disk. This is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives the best solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a PC and for storing data that is used often on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've removed all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very fast. In order to improve the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which work only as cache - our system stores frequently accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We take advantage of this type of a configuration to ensure that traffic-intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more warranty for the security and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and email messages. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a few heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other websites which share the same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage drives and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.