A solid-state drive is much quicker than any conventional hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD uses spinning disks, which 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, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this sort of drives the right solution when speed is needed. That's why SSDs are often used for the Operating System on a computer system and for saving data that's accessed often on hosting servers. Many service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and consequently, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Website Hosting
We use exclusively SSDs on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform and we have removed all HDDs on the production servers so as to provide improved loading speeds for every part of our services - files, emails and databases. This way, any content which you upload to your shared website hosting account will be accessible amazingly quickly. To boost the performance of the sites hosted on our end even further, we also use multiple SSDs that function exclusively as cache - our system stores often accessed content on them and updates it without delay. We employ this kind of a configuration to make sure that traffic-intensive sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and that way all other websites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. Furthermore, since the load on the main drives is reduced, their life-span shall be longer, that's one more guarantee for the safety and integrity of your info.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts shall be a very suitable solution since they're made on a cloud platform that uses SSDs for each part of the service - email addresses, databases and files. That way, each website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you will be able to take advantage of the high performance all the time and whatever the type of your sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and any frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and ensures the excellent performance of all websites that load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased because there'll be substantially less reading and writing processes on them.