A solid-state drive is significantly faster than any standard hard-disk drive. This is because an HDD works by using spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more data is read and written, the slower and warmer they become, at the same time an SDD works with modules of flash memory, hence there are no actually moving parts. The access speeds for an SSD are much higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution any time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a personal computer and for keeping data that is accessed often on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of the two drives, so they store the data on HDDs, but they use a couple of SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and as a result, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is decreased because their disks need to spin less often to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you'll definitely notice their exceptional performance. The reason is that our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all files, e-mails and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the website hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this configuration will raise the speed of your sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All content which generates more traffic or creates lots of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so that the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. This in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the potential for a disk failure, that is an additional warranty for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.