A solid-state drive is really quicker than any standard hard disk. This is because an HDD uses rotating disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they become, whereas an SDD takes advantage of modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a home PC and for keeping data that's accessed often on hosting servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, e-mails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will boost the speed of your sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is an additional warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers
All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your websites will load amazingly quickly since we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mails. Considering that some customers may host Internet sites which are more frequently visited than others, we also use many drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is loaded more frequently and copies it on these drives so as to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the Internet sites which are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and decreases the possibility of disk failures.