A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any conventional hard disk. It is because a hard-disk drive employs rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data which is accessed often on web servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use one or more SSDs to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their fantastic 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 web hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content that generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register for one of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions, we will keep your content on SSD drives and this is valid not just for the files, but also for all of the databases and email messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load very fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is cloned automatically on these drives, so we ensure that a number of heavy sites which generate a considerable amount of reading and writing processes won't affect the other Internet sites which share the very same drive. By reduction of the overall system load we also increase the lifespan of the primary storage disks and decrease the probability of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of protection for your site content.