A solid-state drive is really quicker than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for storing data that is accessed often on servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
The cloud platform where we create cloud hosting accounts uses only SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open extremely fast. The SSDs are used for files, email addresses and databases, so regardless of whether you open a page or check for new e-mails using webmail, the content will load immediately. In order to ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve by doing this except for the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of security for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very fast since we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system identifies any content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites which are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.