A solid-state drive is considerably faster than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data which is used repeatedly on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and because of this, the data loads much 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 Shared Website Hosting
We use solely SSDs on our advanced cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to ensure outstanding loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, all of the content which you upload to your shared website hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to enhance the performance of the websites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs which function solely as cache - our system saves regularly accessed content on them and upgrades it without delay. We use this kind of a configuration to guarantee that multi-media loaded sites do not affect the performance of the other websites hosted on our platform and that way all other Internet sites can also take full advantage of the speed which the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is reduced, their lifespan will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated server solutions, we'll keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all databases and emails. This way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes shall not influence the other websites that share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the main storage disks and reduce the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of security for your site content.