A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that is accessed repeatedly on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use only SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers in order to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, emails and databases. Thus, all of the content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be accessible very fast. To enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that work solely as cache - our system stores repeatedly accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We employ this type of a setup to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites don't influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the security and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are made on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load extremely fast because we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. Considering that some people may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use multiple drives for caching. Our system detects all of the content which is accessed more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the probability of disk failures.