A solid-state drive is really quicker than any conventional hard disk. It is because an HDD uses rotating 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 aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data which is used regularly on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks need to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
Our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform uses exclusively SSD drives, so in case you obtain any of our shared hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and e-mails will all open from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for any file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to make sure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. In this way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all websites no matter how often they are accessed and avoid a situation where some Internet sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host websites which can be more popular than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence the performance of the other websites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the potential for disk failures.