A solid-state drive is noticeably faster than any normal hard-disk drive. This is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are significantly higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data which is accessed repeatedly on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use several solid-state drives to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on the production servers as to provide improved loading speeds for all aspects of our services - files, e-mails and databases. Thus, any content that you upload to your cloud hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even more, we also use multiple SSDs that function only as cache - our system stores routinely accessed content on them and upgrades it instantly. We employ this kind of a configuration to ensure that multi-media heavy sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take full advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, which is one more guarantee for the security and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are created on a cloud platform that employs exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your sites will load extremely fast since we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and emails. As some customers may host Internet sites which could be more popular than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system identifies all of the content that is accessed more frequently and copies 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 websites will not influence the performance of the rest of the websites that are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and reduces the chance of disk failures.