A solid-state drive is much faster than any regular hard disk. It is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, whereas an SDD uses modules of flash memory, therefore there are no actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this kind of drives the right solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data which is used regularly on servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard disk drives, 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 reduced because their disks need to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host your sites in a shared web hosting
account with us, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all of the files, emails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Along with the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your websites considerably. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. Any content that generates more traffic or causes plenty of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will be better. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the main drives and reduces the chance of a disk failure, which is one more guarantee for the integrity of any content which you upload to your account.