A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any normal hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they get, while an SDD uses modules of flash memory, hence there are no physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for storing data that is used regularly on servers. Many service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of SSDs in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads a lot 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 Web Hosting
The cloud platform where we create web hosting accounts uses solely SSD drives, so your web apps and static Internet sites will open very fast. The SSDs are used for files, e-mails and databases, so regardless if you open a page or check for new e-mails through webmail, the content will load promptly. So as to offer even higher speeds, we also use a group of dedicated SSDs that work only as cache. All of the content that generates lots of traffic is copied on them automatically and is later read from them and not from the primary storage drives. Needless to say, that content is replaced dynamically for much better performance. What we achieve that way aside from the improved speed is lowered overall load, thus lower probability of hardware failures, and longer lifespan of the main drives, that's one more level of protection for any information that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we offer are generated on a cloud platform which employs solely SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load quickly since we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. As some people may host websites that are more frequently visited than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system detects all the content that is accessed more regularly and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we ensure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also increases the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the possibility of disk failures.