A solid-state drive is much quicker than any standard hard disk. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this sort of drives a preferred solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a home PC and for storing data that's used often on web servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they save the data on HDDs, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced as their disks have to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the revolutionary ZFS file system, this configuration will increase the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates increased traffic or creates plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and lessens the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the integrity of all content 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 plans, we will save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. That way, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very quickly. We employ dedicated SSDs for caching as well. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a couple of heavy websites that generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes will not influence the other websites that share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the chance of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add one more level of security for your site content.