A solid-state drive is much faster than any normal hard disk. It is because an HDD uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that is used frequently on hosting servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use several SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
Our modern cloud website hosting platform employs only SSD drives, so in case you go for any of our cloud hosting plans, you can take full advantage of the speed that the drives provide. We no longer use HDDs, so your files, databases and email messages will all load from quick SSDs. For even better performance, we also use caching solid-state drives. A group of drives are used by our system for any file that is accessed more frequently and the data on these drives is dynamically updated in order to ensure that all of the traffic-intensive files load from them. That way, the load on the primary drives is reduced, so we can guarantee excellent performance for all websites no matter how frequently they are accessed and avoid a situation where some websites are affected by an excessive number of reading and writing processes created by others. This setup also improves the lifespan of the main drives and decreases the chance of disk failure.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and outstanding performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a really suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - emails, databases and files. That way, each website that you host on our end will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and irrespective of the nature of your sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both decreases the load and ensures the fantastic performance of all websites that load directly from the main drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.