A solid-state drive is noticeably faster 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 slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes these drives the best solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data which is used frequently on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
Our innovative cloud web hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so if you go for any of our cloud web hosting packages, you will benefit from the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard drives, so your files, databases and emails will all load from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to make sure that all traffic-intensive files load from them. This way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can guarantee perfect performance for all sorts of Internet sites no matter how frequently they are accessed and prevent a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also raises the lifespan of the main drives and reduces the risk of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that employs solely SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load very fast as we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some users may host Internet sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is accessed more regularly and clones 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 Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.