A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any standard hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, whereas an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are substantially higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that is used regularly on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less frequently in order 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 apps and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail 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 ensure even higher speeds, we also use multiple dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All of the content which generates a lot of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Of course, that content is replaced dynamically for much better efficiency. What we achieve in this way apart from the better speed is decreased overall load, thus lower possibility of hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that is one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and e-mails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a couple of heavy websites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other sites that share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add another level of stability for your site content.