A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that is accessed often on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use only SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide improved loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable amazingly quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media loaded Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, that is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy sites that generate plenty of reading and writing processes can't influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.