A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for saving data which is accessed repeatedly on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Along with the amazing 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 content which generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them promptly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the reliability of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs anymore, so your websites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for every aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system discovers all the content which is loaded more regularly and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the other Internet sites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and decreases the chance of disk failures.