A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any normal hard disk. The reason is that an HDD works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this type of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that's accessed frequently on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account from us, you will notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. In addition to the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load extremely fast. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites which generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your site content.