A solid-state drive is substantially faster than any normal 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 slower and warmer they become, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this type of drives a recommended solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that's accessed repeatedly on servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our innovative cloud Internet hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud hosting solutions, you'll take advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and emails will all load from quick SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching SSDs. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all sorts of Internet sites irrespective of how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some sites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and reduces the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some people may host sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all of the content which is accessed more often and copies it on these drives in order 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 Internet sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.