A solid-state drive is noticeably quicker than any conventional hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive works by using rotating disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more info 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 actually moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are considerably higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution every time speed is needed. This is the reason why SSDs are in many cases employed for the Operating System on a PC and for keeping data that's used regularly on hosting servers. A large number of service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they store the data on hard disk drives, but they use several SSDs so as to cache the more often used data and as a consequence, the data loads a lot quicker while the load on the HDDs is reduced because their disks have to spin less frequently to read and write.
SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Provided you want speed and top-notch performance for your websites, our semi-dedicated hosting accounts will be a very suitable solution since they are generated on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for all aspects of the service - emails, databases and files. This way, each Internet site that you host here will load fast. Similar to other 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 all of the time and regardless of the type of your Internet sites. The caching solid-state drives are used for load-balancing and all the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both decreases the load and provides the optimal performance of all Internet sites which load straight from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter will also be increased since there'll be significantly less reading and writing processes on them.