A solid-state drive is really quicker than any normal hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives the best solution in case speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data which is used regularly on hosting servers. A large number of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more often used data and because of that, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
The cloud platform where we make shared website hosting accounts uses exclusively SSD drives, so your web applications and static sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mail addresses and databases, so regardless if you load a page or check for new emails using webmail, the content will load instantly. In order to offer even better speeds, we also use a number of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the main storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for better performance. What we achieve this way apart from the better speed is lowered overall load, thus decreased potential for hardware failures, and prolonged lifespan of the primary drives, that's one more level of protection for any data that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we'll hold your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a number of heavy websites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also boost the lifespan of the primary storage drives and lower the possibility of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your content.