A solid-state drive is incredibly quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. It is because an HDD uses spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, so there aren't any physically moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this kind of drives a preferred solution if speed is needed. That's why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a computer system and for storing data which is accessed repeatedly on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on hard disk drives, but they use a couple of solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and for that reason, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased since their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared hosting
account with our company, you will definitely notice their exceptional performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, emails and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. Together with the cutting-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content that generates increased traffic or causes lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them promptly, so the load on the main drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all websites hosted with us will improve. The latter in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the chance of a disk failure, that is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content that you upload to your account.