A solid-state drive is substantially quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, whereas an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for keeping data that's accessed often on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more often used data and consequently, the data loads much quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with us, you will notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your websites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates more traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is another guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want speed and outstanding performance for your sites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a really suitable solution as they're generated on a cloud platform which uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you can take advantage of the top-notch performance all of the time and regardless of the nature of your websites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both reduces the load and guarantees the fantastic performance of all websites that load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.