A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any conventional hard disk. This is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for saving data that is accessed often on web servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to provide outstanding loading speeds for every part of our services - files, e-mails and databases. This way, all of the content that you upload to your cloud hosting
account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the Internet sites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs which work solely as cache - our system saves frequently accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We employ such a setup to make sure that multi-media heavy Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, due to the fact that the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated hosting
solutions, we'll store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven applications and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive site content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we ensure that several heavy Internet sites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes will not affect the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and lower the potential for a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your website content.