A solid-state drive is significantly quicker than any standard hard disk. It is because an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution in case speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that is accessed frequently on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased as their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
Our modern cloud hosting platform uses only SSD drives, so in case you purchase any of our shared website hosting plans, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use hard disks, so your files, databases and email messages will all open from high-speed SSDs. For even improved performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file which is accessed often and the data on these drives is dynamically refreshed in order to make sure that all the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is decreased, so we can provide fantastic performance for all websites 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 primary drives and reduces the possibility of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't influence the other Internet sites which share the same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your content.