A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any standard hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives the best solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that's accessed repeatedly on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to ensure better loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content which you upload to your website hosting account will be accessible very fast. In order to enhance the overall performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs that work exclusively as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We take advantage of this kind of a setup to ensure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not influence the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. What's more, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, that's one more warranty for the safety and integrity of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load amazingly quickly because we employ SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some people may host sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects any content which is loaded more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive websites will not affect the performance of the other websites that are stored on the same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the chance of disk failures.