A solid-state drive is much faster than any standard hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive uses spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the sluggish and warmer they become, while an SDD works with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes these drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are frequently used for the Operating System on a personal computer and for saving data which is accessed repeatedly on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard-disks, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more often used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting
If you host your websites in a web hosting account from us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses exclusively SSD drives for all files, e-mail addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the Internet hosting service. In addition to the revolutionary ZFS file system, this setup will raise the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All content that generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will be better. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance 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 created on a cloud platform that uses only SSD drives. We don't use HDDs any longer, so your Internet sites will load very quickly as we employ SSDs for each aspect of the service - files, databases and e-mail addresses. Considering that some customers may host sites that could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies all the content that is loaded more frequently and duplicates it on these drives in order to load it from them. This setup is used for load-balancing purposes as we guarantee that several reading/writing intensive websites will not influence 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.