A solid-state drive is considerably quicker than any standard hard-disk drive. The reason is that an HDD employs spinning disks, that can rotate only so fast and the more info is read and written, the sluggish and hotter they get, 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 significantly higher, which makes this type of drives an ideal solution every time speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a laptop or computer and for keeping data that's accessed frequently on hosting servers. Numerous providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard drives, but they use one or more solid-state drives in order to cache the more frequently used data and due to this fact, the data loads quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced since their disks have to spin less often in order to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Shared Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared hosting account from our company, you'll 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 Internet hosting service. In addition to the advanced ZFS file system, this setup will increase 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 creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them instantly, so that the load on the main drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all sites hosted on our end will improve. The aforementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and reduces the possibility of a disk failure, which is another guarantee for the integrity of all content that you upload to your account.