A solid-state drive is much faster than any standard hard-disk drive. It is because a hard-disk drive uses rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, therefore there are no physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives a recommended solution any time speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data that's accessed frequently on servers. Many providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they keep the data on hard-disks, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and because of this, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered because their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account from us, you will definitely notice their excellent performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this setup will increase the speed of your Internet sites drastically. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, which is one more warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting accounts that we provide are generated on a cloud platform which uses exclusively SSD drives. We don't use HDDs anymore, so your Internet sites will load very quickly because we use SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and email addresses. As some customers may host sites that can be more popular than others, we also use a number of drives for caching. Our system finds all the content that is loaded more often and copies it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not affect the performance of the rest of the sites which are stored on the very same primary drive. Using caching drives also raises the life-span of the main storage SSDs and lowers the possibility of disk failures.