A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any conventional hard disk. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this sort of drives a recommended solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data that's used regularly on servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, but they use one or more SSDs in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates increased traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is a further warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you need speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated server accounts shall be a really suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - e-mails, databases and files. That way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Just like other companies, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the good performance of all sites which load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there will be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.