A solid-state drive is much faster than any standard hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes these drives the right solution in case speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data that's accessed repeatedly on servers. A lot of providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives to cache the more frequently 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 Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your websites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates increased traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will be better. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the integrity of all content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer are created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load extremely fast because we use SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system discovers any content which is loaded more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not influence the performance of the other sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.