A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any regular hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data which is accessed regularly on web servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will load very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new email messages through webmail, the content will load right away. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs which function only as cache. All content which generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later on read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve by doing this apart from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, which is one more level of protection for any info that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you subscribe 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 of the databases and emails. That way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not impact the other websites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of stability for your content.