A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD works by using rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that is used often on servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers in order to offer outstanding loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all the content which you upload to your shared web hosting account will be reachable very quickly. To enhance the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use a number of SSDs which function exclusively as cache - our system saves routinely accessed content on them and updates it instantly. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites will never affect the performance of the other Internet sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more warranty for the safety and stability of your information.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all the databases and emails. This way, your script-driven applications and webmail will load speedily. We use dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes can't affect the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall system load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your website content.