A solid-state drive is really faster than any regular hard-disk drive. This 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 become, at the same time an SDD operates with modules of flash memory, therefore there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are drastically higher, which makes this kind of drives an ideal solution if speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases used for the Operating System on a desktop or notebook and for storing data that's used often on hosting servers. Many providers also use a combination of both drives, so they keep the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more frequently used data and as a result, the data loads a lot faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks have to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform and we have eliminated all HDDs on our production servers so as to provide lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, emails and databases. That way, all the content that you upload to your shared hosting account will be reachable very quickly. In order to improve the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system saves often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this kind of a configuration to guarantee that traffic-intensive Internet sites do not influence the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. In addition, given that the load on the main drives is decreased, their lifespan shall be longer, which is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and fantastic performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they're created on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each aspect of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, each and every site that you host here will load fast. Just like other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the type of your websites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied to them, which both reduces the load and ensures the good performance of all sites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there will be a lot less reading and writing processes on them.