A solid-state drive is really quicker than any regular hard disk. It is because an HDD employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that is accessed often on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
Our top-notch cloud website hosting platform employs solely SSD drives, so if you obtain any of our shared web hosting packages, you'll take advantage of the speed that these drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and emails will all open from extremely fast SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A number of drives are used by our system for every file that's accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically updated to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the main drives is lowered, so we can provide exceptional performance for all types of sites no matter how often they're accessed and prevent a situation where some sites are affected by too many reading and writing processes generated by others. This setup also increases the lifespan of the primary drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast as we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mails. As some customers may host Internet sites which can be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is loaded more often and clones it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.