A solid-state drive is really faster than any standard hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, so there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes these drives the right solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for saving data that's used often on servers. A lot of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads 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 Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account from our company, you will notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all the files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the reliability of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform that uses solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load very fast since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content which is accessed more frequently and duplicates it on these drives so as to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.